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Male driver killed in crash with big rig on I-5 due to speeding

According to the California Highway Patrol, he was driving a Kia Optima just after 5 a.m. on the Northbound I-5, just south of Seventh Standard Road, when he rear ended a big rig.
Posted at 6:43 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 16:59:51-05

A male driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 5 Thursday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, he was driving a Kia Optima just after 5 a.m. on the Northbound I-5, just south of Seventh Standard Road, when he rear ended a big rig.

CHP reported that the Kia was driving at high rates of speed between 80 to 100 miles per hour. Officials said the big rig had just entered the I-5 from the rest stop and was only driving around 45 mph.

The driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heavy fog was also a factor in the crash.

This is a developing story.